Goan Atom

Date: 2001
Published: Krupskaya, SF

Krupskaya Books, San Francisco 2001 . Full graphic text version of my explorations around Bellmer’s festishistic series of sculpture photographs: La Poupée.  Variations autour d’une mineure articulée (1935/1936). A pretext to rearticulate the female body through bilingual syntax, queer imagination and more recent visual arts connections. (Out of Print).

Text centrepiece as data piece (1997): Ambient Fish.

Republished in full in Meddle English (Nightboat, 2011). The work started out as Jets-Poupee (Rem Press, 1999). Translated into French in L‘Anglais Mêlé (Presses du Réel, 2018)

The line ‘workable pussy’ appears to have its erotic cake and eat it too. Drew Milne


Linda Kinnahan: “Caroline Bergvall’s rearticulated bodies: Photography and the graphic page” in Mina Loy, Twentieth Century Photography and Contemporary Women Poets, Routledge, 2017 – 236-254.

Book Review: Goan Atom 1, Publishers Weekly, August 6 2001.

Drew Milne: A Veritable Dollmine: Caroline Bergvall’s Goan Atom Jacket #12 (July 2000)

John Stammers: Speaking in Tongues, Magma 15, 1994

Marjorie Perloff: “Screening the Page/ Paging the Screen: Digital Poetics and the Differential Text“, in New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories, ed. Adelaide Morris (MIT, 2006)